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Hello Kitty Cafe is finally here

We dined as a guest of the venue

Hello Kitty Cafe Irvine Spectrum Center

As a child of the 70s, three things were very much a part of my life: Tang, The Love Boat, and Hello Kitty.  Alas Tang and The Love Boat are no longer but my love of all things Sanrio continues to live strong and has been passed down to my daughter.

Excitement of the Hello Kitty Cafe opening

A couple of years ago an article surfaced about a Hello Kitty Café.  Now as any good Hello Kitty loving child of the 70s would do, I searched the internet high and low and found that my vision of Kitty shaped cookies was nothing but a pipedream.

Water bottle from the Hello Kitty Cafe

So I thought! Fast forward to Winter 2016 and the ramblings of a pop-up Hello Kitty Café surfaced.  I didn’t want to get my hopes up and didn’t listen to the gossip but then in May I was minding my own business, walking around the spectrum when I saw the sign of signs: HELLO KITTY CAFÉ POP-UP CONTAINER COMING SUMMER 2016.

Cups and napkins from the Hello Kitty Cafe

After a long squeal of excitement (by long I squealed for close to a month and yeah my throat is still sore) I told my daughter our time has come, the café is actually happening.  After I had liked their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/HelloKittyCafe/?fref=ts, I kept myself updated on all things Hello Kitty Cafe. Then I got the phone call; I got invited to their media launch!!!

Opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe in Irvine

Which let me tell you was spectacular cause I got to nosh on mini bites of their signature desserts and quench my thirst on their assortment of fruit creations and teas.

Hello Kitty Cafe Menu

Drink from the Hello Kitty Cafe

Coffee from the Hello Kitty Cafe

Different Hello Kitty Cafe drinks

Sweet treats at the Hello Kitty Cafe

No joke the Hello Kitty Café is the quintessential mother and daughter girl’s days out.  So here’s my recommendation, take your little one out for a mani/pedi, then maybe a little window shopping, and end it with sweet treats and refreshing drinks at the pinkest, cutest, most perfect place ever.

Hello Kitty Cafe desserts

Uniforms worn at the Hellp Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe treats

Hello Kitty Cafe tart

Cute dessert at the Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe themed desserts

Hello Kitty Cafe cake

Family fun at the Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe gift box

They’ve been open for a few days but this weekend is when the party actually starts. The Grand Opening Celebration begins on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th!

They will be open from 11am-10pm each day in the Giant Wheel Court at the Irvine Spectrum in front of what once was Macy’s.  Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of all things Hello Kitty you must visit just for the cuteness factor and also because their desserts and drinks are amazing!

Celebrating the opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe at Irvine Spectrum

I’m an OC mom of two and photographer. I love living in Southern California and want to expose my children to all that it offers. I love taking my kids on adventures and capturing their every moment so much so that my kids find it odd if I don’t take their pictures. You can see my work on facebook.com/photosbynaz.
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